Doherty is heading for Tottenham exit after key development - Robinson

Paul Robinson fears Matty Doherty is set to leave Tottenham at the end of the season after he was overlooked against Wolves.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one claimed the next appointment at Spurs will be “critical” for the 29-year-old’s future.

First-choice right-back Serge Aurier was ruled out of yesterday’s visit of Wolves through injury.

Japhet Tanganga was selected in place of the Ivory Coast international, with £16million star Doherty an unused substitute.

As quoted by Football.London, interim boss Ryan Mason revealed Tanganga started over the Republic of Ireland international because he is a more “defence-minded player”.

Doherty has not featured for the Lilywhites since the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in mid-March.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his verdict on Doherty’s future, Robinson said: “There is something amiss there at the moment.

“When he came in at the start of the season he looked decent. I was a big fan of his when he was at Wolves.

“When Aurier is out you would expect Doherty to play so the fact Tanganga played gives you an indication as to where Doherty’s future is. It doesn’t look like it lies at Spurs.

“The next managerial appointment will be critical though. You cannot speculate too much when we don’t know who will be in charge next season. Doherty’s future will rely on it but right now it doesn’t look like he will be there.” 

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